about us

simplewebhosting.co.uk blog simplewebhosting.co.uk blog


Announcing .uk Domain Multi-year Registrations

May 9th, 2012

As a member of Nominet, the organisation responsible for .uk domains, we’re very pleased to announce that simplewebhosting.co.uk customers can now register .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .ltd.uk and .plc.uk domains for up to ten years!

Previously .uk domains could only be registered for two years but now you can register for anything from twelve months to ten years.

We’ve already renewed our important domains (eg: whois) for the full ten years to protect our business – you should do the same.

 


New goMobi features now available

April 30th, 2012

As of this morning, our goMobi mobile website publishing service has been updated to v1.6.

There are quite a few small changes and additions to the goMobi service, but the overall experience remains very similar to what it was for those using the Site Builder. It remains very intuitive and existing sites will continue to work just fine.

That said, there are quite a few new features in version 1.6:

New Features:

  • Ability to upload icons to features – a much requested feature!
  • Option to add smartphone bookmark – upload a custom icon to be used when users create a shortcut to the goMobi site on their supported smartphone.
  • Live site preview – the site preview in the Site Builder now emulates the experience on a smartphone.
  • Keywords – improve SEO with meta keywords.
  • New icon set – added a new theme.
  • WordPress and Drupal redirection modules – available from the Advanced Feature or Finish page of the Site Builder.
  • Site sharing options added to Finish page – easily promote your new goMobi site on Facebook, Twitter, Email or by QR code.

Enhancements:

  • Improved Advanced Options – makes it easier for users to access advanced options when desired.
  • New site colour options – users can more completely customize the goMobi site to match the colour palette of their existing site.
  • WYSIWYG Editor added to Coupons – make rich, HTML coupons with images and text.
  • Email option added to Find Us feature – let visitors send you an email to the email address of your choice.
  • Additional language options added to Site Translation feature – more languages supported by the built-in translation feature.
  • Email and SMS options added to the Create Link feature – create a link that opens email or SMS on certain smartphones.
  • Additional Currencies added to mCommerce option – support for ten additional currencies.
  • Video feature limit – increased from four to eight.
  • Number of locations – increased from four to six.

If you’re not already a goMobi user, find out more at http://www.simplewebhosting.co.uk/gomobi


Outage report – Thursday 26th April

April 27th, 2012

We experienced a major outage yesterday afternoon upstream at our data supplier. The problem affected our entire network meaning that no websites would load and no email was flowing – this lasted a little over thirty minutes.

We’ve now had a report from our upstream provider explaining that a customer on our wider network has beed targeted by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Like all Internet providers, we experience DDoS attacks against customer services on an occasional basis. Procedures are in place to deal with such events in order to prevent attacks from affecting customer service and we’ll continue to work with our suppliers to ensure these continue to be dealt with effectively. This is the largest such attack we’re aware of in our ten years of trading.

The best way to keep abreast of network issues is via our Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/simplestatus


April Product of the Month – GeoTrust Anti-Malware Scan

April 10th, 2012

Don’t let your website get hacked! Protect your business as trusted operation and your customers’ online interests with a cost-effective daily anti-malware scan. GeoTrust Anti-Malware Scan can help identify malware strains and assure your customers that your site has been scanned for malware by showing an anti-malware seal from GeoTrust, one of the most popular SSL brands on the web.

simplewebhosting.co.uk has teamed up with GeoTrust to ensure that your website is 100% malware free. The Anti-Malware scan offers:

  • Daily anti-malware scan for regular check-ups
  • Analysis of web page for identifiable malicious code plus monitoring to identify malicious activity to enable easy clean-up of infected site
  • Instant alerts identifying malicious code to enable fast malware removal
  • On-demand scans to enable quick confirmation of clean site status
  • Display of the GeoTrust trust mark, the number one brand of SSL for the top 1 million most visited domains on the web

Find out more at: http://www.simplewebhosting.co.uk/web-hosting/geotrust-anti-malware-scan.php

 


Uptime figures for March

April 1st, 2012

We work hard every month to ensure simplewebhosting.co.uk hosted websites are available every single minute of every single day and in March we did just that! An awesome 100% uptime for the whole month. Well done everyone!

Monitored by Pingdom

about us
top

blog blog

 
top

blog categories blog categories

 
top

blog archives blog archives

 
top

blog categories popular blogs

 

 
10 reasons 10 reasons to choose simplewebhosting.co.uk